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The Guildhall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Linton, Cambridgeshire

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Latitude: 52.0967 / 52°5'48"N

Longitude: 0.2783 / 0°16'42"E

OS Eastings: 556162

OS Northings: 246713

OS Grid: TL561467

Mapcode National: GBR MB5.K66

Mapcode Global: VHHKR.SK0H

Entry Name: The Guildhall

Listing Date: 22 November 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1331166

English Heritage Legacy ID: 51909

Location: Linton, South Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire, CB21

County: Cambridgeshire

District: South Cambridgeshire

Civil Parish: Linton

Built-Up Area: Linton

Traditional County: Cambridgeshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cambridgeshire

Church of England Parish: Linton St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Ely

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Listing Text

(West Side)

16/95 No. 4
22.11.67 (The Guildhall)


House formerly the Guildhall, dedicated to the Trinity. c.1523. Timber-
framed, exposed at first floor and plastered with some timber repair.
Painted brick. Late C17 ridge stack to left hand range and tall side stack
to north range. Plain tiled parallel gable roofs. Two storeys. Two
parallel east-west ranges with range to north shorter, united in east
elevation with jetty returning along south elevation. Moulded jetty
bressumer. Main range of five close studded timber-framed bays marked in
side elevation by solid curved braces springing from damaged moulded capitals
on the main posts. Original main entrance in second bay from west with
moulded wooden frame with carved spandrels forming four-centred head now
blocked by a window. Three original four-light windows and one restored
window with moulded mullions; three horizontal sliding sash first floor
windows replace original windows with one window blocked by inserted studs.
Corner post to dragon beam deeply chamfered with carved capital (qv No. 81
High Street). Two first floor C20 casement windows with lattice lights and
two ground floor three-light huny sash windows flanking six-panelled C19 door
with wooden frame. Interior: Four bays to east originally one room.
Exposed floor frames with ogee moulded beams and joists. Two doorways of
unequal width with spandrels forming four-centred arches to inner room of
west bay with blocked first floor entrance to north giving access to an
external stair. Blocked ground floor entrance in east elevation of north
range with internal doors to inner, possibly service rooms, C20 door heads
inserted in first floor partition above. Late C17 fireplaces with segmental
brick arches. Side purlin roof with curved windbraces in each bay. In 1507
Nicholas Wickham the parish priest left two marks towards making a new
guildhall, the building was nearly complete in 1523. After the suppression
of the guilds in 1547 it was used as the Town House, in 1697 it became a
private house.

Palmer, M W and Morley photographic collection. p49. 1913
V.C.H. Vol. VI, p98
Stevens, R L Linton, P.C. Pub. 1983, 'The Guildhall etc' (unpublished)
R.C.H.M. Report 1951

Listing NGR: TL5616246713

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